Rod Stewart Scores UK Number One Album

20 May 2013, 14:32 | Updated: 21 March 2014, 11:22

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart has achieved his first UK number one album since 1979 with Time.

The album is Stewart's first collection of self-penned material in over two decades, and is the first to top the chart since 1979's Greatest Hits Volume 1. His last studio album to hit number one was 1976's A Night on the Town.

He told The Official Charts Company: "Well, knock me down with a feather. Just goes to show there's still plenty of songs left in the old violin. Thank you!"

Gabrielle Aplin, who performed an intimate Love Live Music gig for Smooth Radio last week, entered into the chart at number two with her debut English Rain, finishing 20,000 copies behind Stewart.

Caro Emerald - last week’s number one - dropped four with The Shocking Miss Emerald.

ABBA singer Agnetha Faltskog achieved the highest-charting solo album of her career, with A landing at number six.

Watch the video for Rod Stewart's 'It's Over' below: